Fact or fiction

1st August 2008 at 01:00

10 - The percentage of pupils who said that school trips had been a key factor in their choice of future studies and careers. Source: The National Trust

"Every young person should experience the world beyond their classroom. These experiences change lives." - Alan Johnson, Education Secretary, 2006.

27 - The percentage of trips taken by under-17s that are for educational reasons. Source: Office for National Statistics

"Fieldwork is absolutely core for geography and for young people's learning." - Rita Gardner, director of the Royal Geographical Society.

80 - The percentage of schools where the biggest barrier to offering trips is pupils' inability to afford them. Source: Field Studies Council.

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